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Devonport Lighthouse, Tasmania (image)

Devonport Lighthouse on the Mersey Bluff, Devonport

Photo: Trent Wyllie

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Devonport is the third largest city in Tasmania. It is located on the northwest coast of the state and it divided in two by the Mersey River.

For many tourists Devonport is their first view of Tasmania for it is the location of the terminal of the "Spirit of Tasmania", the car and passenger ferry that links Victoria and Tasmania.

The highlights of Devonport include:

-- Mersey Bluff where the Tiagarra Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre and Art Centre and the Bluff Lighthouse are located

-- Tasmanian Maritime and Folk Museum

-- Imaginarium

-- Home Hill

-- Taswegia

-- Devonport Gallery and Art Centre

-- Don River Railway and Museum

-- Coles Beach

-- Arboretum

-- Forest Glen Tea Gardens and Bird Sanctuary

-- Walks around gardens and reserves, along the western bank of the Mersey River, and out to Coles Beach and then up the Don River to the Don River Railway.

Gatway to Wildness Areas

Devonport is the jumping off point for Tasmania's wilderness areas including Cradle Mountain, the Overland Trail, and the west coast.

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